Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gays Can Change But "Unless I’m Michael Jackson, I Can’t Change My Color"

Rep. Allen West (R-​FL) has again come out against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, this tie saying that, “Unless I’m Michael Jackson, I can’t change my color. But people can change behavior.” People, meaning gay people, whom West presumably thinks can just become straight — or act like it to please his sense of right and wrong.

“Dubbing the military implementation of DADT repeal as ‘considerable social experimentation,’ the Heritage Foundation asked West what top leadership can do “to ensure that force effectiveness is sustained at a superior level,” writes Think Progress. “West opted to ‘put it very simple,’ stating that the military does not conform to the individual or ‘a very small special interest group’ like the LGBT community.”

Earlier this month at a town hall meeting, West falsely told his constituents that “China is in control of the Panama Canal.” Also recently, West was caught saying that liberal women are “neutering American men,” and called President Obama a “low level Socialist agitator.”

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